Already in the Netherlands
Are you a citizen of an 'European Economic Area' country (EEA) or living in the Netherlands for some time and wanting to make it permanent? That’s great news! In this case, you’ll need to apply for a permanent residency permit. This could be with or without the status of long-term resident EC. Read more about the conditions for the various types of permanent residency permits.
Working in the Netherlands
Let’s get down to business. When working in the Netherlands as a non-EEA citizen, you’ll need a permit. But which one? There are various residency permits that allow you to work in the country, depending on the purpose of your stay and your eligibility. Read more about the conditions of the various permits. EEA citizens have free access to the labour market. You can find more information at the website of the Immigration and Naturalisation service.
European blue card
In very specific cases, a European blue card for highly skilled employees might be the most suitable residency permit for you, although this European immigration scheme is less applicable in the Netherlands than in some other countries. Read all about the conditions.